San Clemente Island is what all southern California kayak anglers want their local fishing grounds to be. It is the super sized equivalent of the coastlines that run from Santa Barbara south to the Mexican border.
Fat chunky monkey Calico bass roam here along with giant California halibut slabs, huge goats (California sheephead) and of course the yellas. You can basically do it all here.
Trip Inquiry Process
The booking process starts with you completing a simple form. You can start with a question or you can tell us that you are ready to book… it is easy and painless.
$1,300 w/$400 deposit
- 7/4/21 – 7/8/21
- Charter fee
- Live bait
- Three (3) hot meals per fishing day
- Three (3) full fishing days
- Comfortable state rooms (2-3 anglers per)
- Two (2) full bathrooms w/showers
- Unlimited water, soda, tea, coffee
- On-the-water skiff support
Does not include: Dinner on the night of departure, California fishing license, fish processing fees, bottled water + beer (available for purchase), tip (Suggested $150-$175).
- A $100 deposit is due within seven (7) business days of billing
- The remaining $300 deposit is due on or before 1/29/21. You can make payments against your invoice at your leisure.
The deposit cut-off is March 31st. Balances are due on of before 4/30/21. After March 31st, full payment will be required to book a spot.
Refunds are not available for this trip after the cancellation period expires.
Cancellation Period: If you are booking well in advance, you can cancel up to seven (7) days after you booked and receive a full refund. Once the cancellation period has passed, no refunds will be offered.
- We plan to run these trips again in 2021
- If your trip is cancelled due to COVID, we will try to reschedule you before we offer a refund
- Extra cleaning protocols in place
- Masks may be required
How Should I Prepare?
Fish Village will help you prepare for this trip. We offer a Trip Guide after you make your deposit that helps take the mystery out of the trip. The Trip Guide will tell you what kind of gear to bring, how much, etc.
This trip requires a valid fishing license for three (3) days. If you have your California Annual Sportfishing License w/ Ocean Enhancement stamp then you are good to go.
The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has multiple options for residents and non-residents including multi-day licenses.
For complete rules, additional permits and fishing licenses, refer to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
- Calico bass (POPULAR)
- Yellowtail (POPULAR)
- California halibut
- California sheephead
- Sand bass
- Various rockfish (Red vermillion)
Bring Your Own Kayak
This trip requires you to bring your own kayak and kayak fishing gear. We do not rent kayaks on this trip.
No Hobie Pro Anglers or ultra-wide kayaks are allowed on these trips. This is a rule of the Islander and is in place to protect the crew and to minimize the number of kayaks on the deck.
Fish Village Payment Plans
Did you know you can work out a payment plan with us to put this trip within reach? We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to fish our amazing trips. Since we sort of run things around here… we say payment plans are cool.
Payment plans only work when there is ample time in between your booking and the trip date. Fortunately we usually announce our trips with plenty of time to take advantage of this great program.
For questions, please send us a trip inquiry.
Rob joins the Fish Village crew on his first California kayak mothership trip… one of our most popular trips.
San Clemente Island Map
The captain will determine which side to fish based on U.S. military operations, swell, wind and fishing conditions.
San Clemente Island (Kayak Mothership) News
We took a break to deal with some stuff at home and closed our books for 2020. We knew if we could knock this out early, we would have fewer distractions down the line.
Today our 132 SCI kayak mothership trip guests received their Trip Guide. Learn about why our Trip Guides are so well received and helpful to our guests.
We love giving good news… Our San Clemente Island 2.5 day kayak mothership trip scheduled for 6/20 – 6/23 is officially A GO! Woo hoo!